Technique Tuesday: Fresh Squeezed Nail Art

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DSC_9984_dLooking to add some fruity goodness to your nails for spring and summer? Alpana Ladwani of Punjab, India (@alpsnailart) has techniques fresh off the vine for you to use to add texture and taste to your nails.

Berry Nails

Berry Nails

Products Used:

  • Naio UK base coat
  • OPI Pamplona Purple
  • Mustard seeds
  • Toothpick
  • Thin nail art brush

 Steps:

  1. Pour out a bit of purple polish onto a piece of tin foil, then roll the mustard seeds with a toothpick.
  2. Apply two coats of purple polish over a base coat.
  3. When the polish is still wet, start placing  mustard seeds using a toothpick.  To get the bonding, make sure the mustard seeds are semi-wet.
  4. Make a small bunch of seeds with toothpick and place it randomly on nails.
  5. For finishing, dab little fresh purple polish over mustard seeds with a thin nail art brush. If you don’t get the desired color on the mustard seeds in the first coat, wait for it to dry and then apply another coat.
corn-nails

Corn Nails

 Products Used:

  • Hard Candy Ambika Pillai (Shade 20)
  • Naio UK top coat
  • Metal net or tea strainer

 Steps:

  1. Paint multiple coats of yellow polish over a base coat to build up the required thickness. Apply a layer of top coat in between each coat to prevent yellow getting too dark.
  2. When the polish is almost dry, press the metal net lightly over nails to imprint the grid and pick up immediately.  Do not apply top coat.
custard-apple-nails

Custard Apple Nails

 Products Used:

  •  Naio UK base coat
  • China Glaze  Starboard
  • Sesame seeds
  • Green and white acrylic paints
  • Toothpick
  • Thin nail art brush

 Steps:

  1. Mix green and white acrylic colors, and paint  the sesame seeds. You can also Use green nail polish instead of acrylic colors to paint sesame seeds. This gives better bonding and lasts longer.
  2. Apply two coats of green polish over a base coat.
  3. While the polish is still wet, start placing  sesame seeds using a toothpick.   To get the bonding, make sure the painted sesame seeds are wet.
  4. Continue adding sesame seeds (slightly overlapped).
  5. For finishing, dab green polish over sesame seeds with a thin nail art brush.
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Pineapple

 Products Used:

  • Hard Candy Ambika Pillai (Shade 20)
  • China Glaze  Starboard
  • Maybelline Color Show Choco Sin
  • Green acrylic paint
  • 2 mm square studs
  • Toothpick
  • Thin nail art Brush
  • Tweezer

 Steps:

  1. If you don’t have the exact shade for the studs, mix  yellow with a little brown polish and paint the studs with a brush and let dry.
  2. Apply a coat of green nail polish over a base coat.  When the polish is still wet, start placing  studs using  tweezers.
  3. You need to play around with the placement of the studs  to cover the nail, depending on your nail size and shape. You may stamp the grid with light green or brown polish as a guideline to place studs.
  4. If you don’t have triangular studs, cut the square studs in half  to get triangles for the sides and bottom.
  5. Lastly, paint the leaves with green acrylic color using a thin nail art brush on cuticles and skin.
strawberry-nails

Strawberry Nails

Products Used:

  • Oriflame True Red
  • China Glaze  Starboard
  • Naio UK base and top coat
  • Toothpick
  • Thin nail art brush

 Steps:

  1.  Apply red nail polish over a base coat.
  2. Paint multiple coats of red polish to build up the required thickness. Apply a layer of top coat in between each coat to prevent red getting too dark.
  3. Check the depth using a toothpick. If required, apply additional coats. The more coats, the better the texture.
  4. When the polish is 90% dry, use the toothpick to create the texture.
  5. With the help of a thin nail art brush, draw a green curve on the cuticles.

Tips:

  1. In case you get a smudge don’t start all over again. Simply apply an  additional coat.
  2. Place tiny caviar balls for the seeds.

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